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9 Young Jehovah’s Witnesses Remain Detained in Turkmenistan
January 07, 2020

9 Young Jehovah’s Witnesses Remain Detained in Turkmenistan

By Catherine Putz
The nine men are all conscientious objectors, imprisoned for refusing compulsory military service.
A Kazakh Dilemma as Beijing Reportedly Seeks Deportation of Former Camp Detainees
January 07, 2020

A Kazakh Dilemma as Beijing Reportedly Seeks Deportation of Former Camp Detainees

By Catherine Putz
As Beijing seeks deportations, ethnic Kazakhs strive to remain out of China’s grasp.

Final Tally on Uzbekistan’s New Parliament: A 2014 Repeat?
January 07, 2020

Final Tally on Uzbekistan’s New Parliament: A 2014 Repeat?

By Catherine Putz
By the numbers, Uzbekistan's new parliament is very much like the previous one.

Russia Ratifies Agreement With Tajikistan on Labor Migrants
January 03, 2020

Russia Ratifies Agreement With Tajikistan on Labor Migrants

By Catherine Putz
The agreement attempts to organize the recruitment of Tajik labor migrants who work seasonally in Russia.

What to Expect from US Secretary of State Pompeo’s Upcoming Visit to Central Asia
December 31, 2019

What to Expect from US Secretary of State Pompeo’s Upcoming Visit to Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
After visits to Ukraine and Belarus early in the new year, Pompeo will touch down in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Turkey Seeks Extradition of 2 Gulen School Employees From Kyrgyzstan
December 31, 2019

Turkey Seeks Extradition of 2 Gulen School Employees From Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Two employees of the re-named Sapat school network are reportedly in detention. A Bishkek court has stalled their extradition.

12 Killed, Dozens Hurt After Plane Crashes in Kazakhstan
December 27, 2019

12 Killed, Dozens Hurt After Plane Crashes in Kazakhstan

By Associated Press
The morning crash took place shortly after takeoff near Almaty, Kazakhstan.
What Happened at the Kyrgyz President’s End of Year Press Conference?
December 27, 2019

What Happened at the Kyrgyz President’s End of Year Press Conference?

By Colleen Wood
Kyrgyzstan’s president discussed hot topics -- corruption, development, free speech -- at his second annual press conference.

Of Concerns and Waivers: Religious Freedom and US Interests in Central Asia
December 27, 2019

Of Concerns and Waivers: Religious Freedom and US Interests in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Tajikistan and Turkmenistan were once again designated as  “Countries of Particular Concern” for violations of religious freedom.

A Look Back at 2019 in Central Asia
December 26, 2019

A Look Back at 2019 in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
How did I do on my outlook for Central Asia 2019?

Kazakhstan’s Authorities Draw a Line During Independence Day Protests 
December 24, 2019

Kazakhstan’s Authorities Draw a Line During Independence Day Protests 

By Paolo Sorbello
The goalposts keep moving as President Tokayev promised reforms that would make it easier for political and civic activists to plan rallies.
What the Censorship of Kyrgyzstan’s Feminnale Really Means
December 21, 2019

What the Censorship of Kyrgyzstan’s Feminnale Really Means

By Colleen Wood
A feminist art exhibition in Bishkek became another episode in Kyrgyzstan’s culture wars.

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